12/11/13 10:01 AM
The failure to finalize a landmark trans-Pacific trade pact this year as planned has dealt a blow to President Obama's policy shift to Asia. While negotiators say they have made substantial progress, many hurdles remain to creating a bloc encompassing a third of global trade. One of the...
12/10/13 10:31 AM
SINGAPORE — The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal. The U.S.-led agreement is a major part of President Barack Obama's...
By Foster Klug | 12/04/13 10:12 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army's first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans who were fighting and spying well behind enemy lines.
By Josh Lederman | 12/04/13 10:09 AM
BEIJING — In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders.
12/03/13 09:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is blamed on child poverty and a diverse population in U.S. schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the results a "picture of educational...
12/01/13 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preparing to visit the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily armed border between South Korea and North Korea. The White House is releasing details of Biden's itinerary for his weeklong trip to Asia aimed at showing the U.S. remains focused on the...
By Brian Hughes | 11/27/13 01:22 PM
Vice President Joe Biden next week during a visit to China will raise U.S. concerns over that country's newly established air defense zone, which American officials ignored this week by sending two B-52 bombers through the disputed airspace.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders for an urgent meeting last month, at the height of a fiscal crisis, Joe Biden wasn't initially mentioned as a participant. The vice president's staff quickly followed up with reporters, in case any had been wondering:...
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast's thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy. Despite efforts to forge deeper...
11/25/13 08:34 AM
The USCIS is easing the rules for Filipino nationals to “establish or maintain” lawful status in the wake of the typhoon that ravaged that country. Last Friday, the agency announced that it would allow overstayed Filipino nonimmigrants to change or extend status, expedite requests by Filipino...
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